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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908379/simultaneous-supratentorial-and-infratentorial-pilocytic-astrocytoma-in-an-adult-patient-with-concurrent-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-hiv-infection
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Dalila Forte, Anabela Nabais, Carlos Pontinha, Manuela Mafra, Luís Mateus
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a tumour predisposing condition, being Pilocytic Astrocytomas (PA) a common benign central nervous system (CNS) tumour occurring in this setting. Although this is a common association, simultaneous development of multiple lesions is an infrequent finding, especially in non-optic or hypothalamic locations. CLINICAL CASE: A 41 year-old female patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 and uncontrolled human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 infection presents with a first generalized seizure and associated headache and ataxia...
June 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908359/statin-therapy-does-not-reduce-liver-fat-scores-in-patients-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-infection
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Vanessa El Kamari, Corrilynn O Hileman, Pierre M Gholam, Manjusha Kulkarni, Nicholas Funderburg, Grace A McComsey
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Therapies are needed to limit progression of fatty liver diseases in patients with HIV infection. We analyzed data from a prospective study of the effects of rosuvastatin (a statin) on hepatic steatosis in HIV-positive adults. METHODS: We performed secondary analysis of data from a double-blind trial of adult patients with HIV infection (78% male; 68% African American; mean age, 46 years; body mass index, 29 kg/m2 ; HIV1 RNA<1000 copies/mL; LDL-cholesterol <130 mg/dL) receiving antiretroviral therapy...
June 13, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908354/optimal-timing-for-elective-total-hip-replacement-in-hiv-positive-patients
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Chun-Hung Chang, Shang-Wen Tsai, Cheng-Fong Chen, Po-Kuei Wu, Wing-Wai Wong, Ming-Chau Chang, Wei-Ming Chen
INTRODUCTION: Evidence about the optimal timing for total hip replacement (THR) in HIV-positive patients is scant. HYPOTHESIS: Preoperative criteria: cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) counts>200 cells/mm3 and an undetectable HIV virus load before THR, improve infection rates, aseptic loosenings, and functional outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 16 HIV-positive patients who had undergone 25 THRs between 2003 and 2015. None had hemophilia, and none were intravenous drug users (IVDUs)...
June 13, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908332/enhanced-nanoparticle-uptake-into-virus-infected-cells-could-nanoparticles-be-useful-in-antiviral-therapy
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Yasmin Abo-Zeid, Richard A Urbanowicz, Brian J Thomson, William L Irving, Alexander W Tarr, Martin C Garnett
Virus infections cause diseases of different severity ranged from mild infection e.g. common cold into life threating diseases e.g. Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B. Virus infections represent 44% of newly emerging infections. Although there are many efficient antiviral agents, they still have drawbacks due to accumulation at off target organs and developing of virus resistance due to virus mutation. Therefore, developing a delivery system that can selectively target drug into affected organs and avoid off target accumulation would be a highly advantageous strategy to improve antiviral therapy...
June 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908018/adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-in-hiv-positive-male-intravenous-drug-users-in-pakistan
#5
Bakht Ali, Nighat Nisar, Faryal Nawab
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is fifth leading cause of mortality and disability among infectious diseases worldwide. HIV burden is increasing annually and compliance with antiretroviral therapy (ART) is low among intravenous drug users, especially in developing countries. Aim: To determine the adherence level to ART among HIV-positive intravenous drug users in Karachi Pakistan. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015...
June 10, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907866/intestinal-damage-precedes-mucosal-immune-dysfunction-in-siv-infection
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Tiffany Hensley-McBain, Alicia R Berard, Jennifer A Manuzak, Charlene J Miller, Alexander S Zevin, Patricia Polacino, Jillian Gile, Brian Agricola, Mark Cameron, Shiu-Lok Hu, Jacob D Estes, R Keith Reeves, Jeremy Smedley, Brandon F Keele, Adam D Burgener, Nichole R Klatt
HIV and pathogenic SIV infection are characterized by mucosal dysfunction including epithelial barrier damage, loss of Th17 cells, neutrophil infiltration, and microbial translocation with accompanying inflammation. However, it is unclear how and when these contributing factors occur relative to one another. In order to determine whether any of these features initiates the cycle of damage, we longitudinally evaluated the kinetics of mucosal and systemic T-cell activation, microbial translocation, and Th17 cell and neutrophil frequencies following intrarectal SIV infection of rhesus macaques...
June 15, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907737/paradoxical-reaction-in-a-patient-with-co-occurring-tuberculous-meningitis-and-pott-s-disease
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Talia Robledo-Gil, Kaoru Harada, Ichiro Ikuta, Merceditas Villanueva
BACKGROUND Paradoxical reactions to tuberculosis (TB) are clinical or radiological worsening of prior tuberculous lesions or the development of new lesions upon treatment with appropriate anti-tuberculosis therapy (ATT). This phenomenon has been described in both HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative patients. Although historically estimated to occur in 6-30% of HIV-seronegative patients with TB, the phenomenon is often under-recognized in the current era, particularly in countries of low TB prevalence. We describe a case of a TB paradoxical reaction affecting the CNS and spine in an HIV-seronegative individual who received clinical care in the U...
June 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907624/effect-of-rectal-douching-enema-on-rectal-gonorrhoea-and-chlamydia-among-a-cohort-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-on-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis
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Adiba Hassan, Jill S Blumenthal, Michael P Dube, Eric Ellorin, Katya Corado, David J Moore, Sheldon R Morris
OBJECTIVES: Rectal douching/enema (RD) is a common practice among men who have sex with men (MSM) in preparation for sex. RD can break down the rectal mucosal barrier and potentially affect the rectal microbiome. The objective of this study was to understand if RD is associated with acquiring rectal infections (RI) with rectal gonorrhoea (NG) and/or chlamydia (CT). METHODS: From 2013 to 2015, 395 adult HIV-uninfected MSM were enrolled in a randomised controlled study for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence with routine sexual risk survey and testing...
June 15, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907532/relationship-between-medication-synchronization-and-antiretroviral-adherence
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Emily Ghassemi, Jennifer Smith, Laura Owens, Charles Herring, Melissa Holland
OBJECTIVES: To compare antiretroviral adherence (measured as the proportion of days covered [PDC]) and change in viral load in insured, HIV-infected, adult outpatients enrolled and not enrolled in a medication synchronization program. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective, pilot cohort study. Fifty-eight insured, HIV-infected, outpatients at least 18 years of age receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for at least 3 months as of August 2015 were included...
June 12, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907520/why-do-young-hispanic-women-take-sexual-risks-psychological-and-cultural-factors-for-hiv-prevention
#10
Cristina Giménez-García, Estefanía Ruiz-Palomino, María Dolores Gil-Llario, Rafael Ballester-Arnal, Claudia Castañeiras
Young Hispanic women have been particularly affected by HIV. For this reason, we analyzed the influence of cognitive factors, dispositional variables, and gender culture on the HIV risks of two groups of Hispanic women. Young Argentinian and Spanish women (N = 342) completed the AIDS Prevention Questionnaire, the Spanish version of the Sexual Compulsivity Scale, and the Spanish version of the Sexual Sensation Seeking Scale in order to evaluate knowledge of HIV transmission, HIV, and condom use; self-efficacy; safe-sex intention and safe sex; as well as Sexual Sensation Seeking and Sexual Compulsivity traits...
June 4, 2018: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907519/testing-for-turkeys-faith-based-community-hiv-testing-initiative-an-update
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Mary DeGrezia, Dorcas Baker, Ingrid McDowell
Testing for Turkeys (TFT) HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing initiative is a joint effort between Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL), Inc., a nonprofit faith-based community HIV support and advocacy organization; the Johns Hopkins University Regional Partner MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC); and the University of Maryland, Baltimore JACQUES Initiative (JI), and is now in its 11th year of providing HIV outreach, testing, and linkage to care. Since 2008, the annual TFT daylong community HIV testing and linkage to care initiative has been held 2 weeks before Thanksgiving at a faith-based center in Baltimore, Maryland, in a zip code where one in 26 adults and adolescents ages 13 years and older are living with HIV (Maryland Department of Health, Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Evaluation, 2017)...
June 4, 2018: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906790/strategies-for-linkage-to-and-engagement-with-care-focus-on-intervention
#12
Thomas P Giordano
Retention of HIV-infected patients in care is crucial to optimizing individual patient outcomes and reducing transmission of HIV. A number of strategies are available to improve linkage to care; among them, the AntiRetroviral Treatment and Access Services intervention should be considered standard of care at the clinic level. With regard to retention in care, the Retention Through Enhanced Personal Contact intervention has been shown to improve retention rates and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data to Care program has been successful in assisting public health authorities to locate and return to treatment patients presumed to be lost to follow-up...
June 2018: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906789/new-and-noteworthy-in-tuberculosis-diagnostics-and-treatment
#13
Susan Swindells
People with HIV infection with latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) are at a 10-fold greater risk of developing active disease. Interferon gamma release assays and tuberculin skin testing have approximately 65% to 70% specificity for diagnosing LTBI in HIV-infected patients. LTBI can be successfully treated with isoniazid preventive therapy and early antiretroviral therapy (ART). Rapid molecular diagnostics have approximately 88% sensitivity and 98% specificity for identifying active TB. ART should be started early in patients with TB...
June 2018: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906660/prevalence-of-cervical-oral-and-anal-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-women-living-with-hiv-in-denmark-the-shade-cohort-study
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Kristina Thorsteinsson, Merete Storgaard, Terese L Katzenstein, Steen Ladelund, Frederikke F Rönsholt, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Gitte Pedersen, Anne Gaardsting, Lars Nørregård Nielsen, Jesper Bonde, Anne-Mette Lebech
BACKGROUND: Women living with HIV (WLWH) have elevated risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers. OBJECTIVES: To assess prevalence, distribution and concordance of cervical, oral, and anal HPV infection, and predictors of oral and anal HPV in WLWH in Denmark. STUDY DESIGN: WLWH followed in the Study on HIV, cervical Abnormalities and infections in women in Denmark (SHADE) were enrolled and examined for cervical, oral, and anal HPV infection...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906603/an-hiv-negative-infant-with-systemic-talaromyces-marneffei-infection
#15
Min Lei, Uet Yu, Nan Zhang, Jikui Deng
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June 12, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906495/hiv-infection-across-aging-synergistic-effects-on-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-of-the-brain
#16
Anna R Egbert, Bharat Biswal, Keerthana Karunakaran, Agnieszka Pluta, Tomasz Wolak, Stephen Rao, Robert Bornstein, Bogna Szymańska, Andrzej Horban, Ewa Firląg-Burkacka, Marta Sobańska, Natalia Gawron, Przemysław Bieńkowski, Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, Anna Ścińska-Bieńkowska, Emilia Łojek
The objective of the study was to examine additive and synergistic effects of age and HIV infection on resting state (RS) intra- and inter-network functional connectivity (FC) of the brain. We also aimed to assess relationships with neurocognition and determine clinical-, treatment-, and health-related factors moderating intrinsic brain activity in aging HIV-positive (HIV+) individuals. The current report presents data on 54 HIV+ individuals (age M = 41, SD = 12 years) stabilized on cART and 54 socio-demographically matched healthy (HIV-) comparators (age M = 43, SD = 12 years), with cohort education mean of 16 years (SD = 12)...
June 12, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906476/adar1-affects-hcv-infection-by-modulating-innate-immune-response
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Maria Pujantell, Sandra Franco, Iván Galván-Femenía, Roger Badia, Marc Castellví, Edurne Garcia-Vidal, Bonaventura Clotet, Rafael de Cid, Cristina Tural, Miguel A Martínez, Eva Riveira-Muñoz, José A Esté, Ester Ballana
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a globally prevalent infectious pathogen. As many as 80% of people infected with HCV do not control the virus and develop a chronic infection. Response to interferon (IFN) therapy is widely variable in chronic HCV infected patients, suggesting that HCV has evolved mechanisms to suppress and evade innate immunity responsible for its control and elimination. Adenosine deaminase acting on RNA 1 (ADAR1) is a relevant factor in the regulation of the innate immune response. The loss of ADAR1 RNA-editing activity and the resulting loss of inosine bases in RNA are critical in producing aberrant RLR-mediated innate immune response, mediated by RNA sensors MDA5 and RIG-I...
June 12, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906285/murine-leukemia-virus-p12-tethers-the-capsid-containing-pre-integration-complex-to-chromatin-by-binding-directly-to-host-nucleosomes-in-mitosis
#18
Madushi Wanaguru, David J Barry, Donald J Benton, Nicola J O'Reilly, Kate N Bishop
The murine leukaemia virus (MLV) Gag cleavage product, p12, is essential for both early and late steps in viral replication. The N-terminal domain of p12 binds directly to capsid (CA) and stabilises the mature viral core, whereas defects in the C-terminal domain (CTD) of p12 can be rescued by addition of heterologous chromatin binding sequences (CBSs). We and others hypothesised that p12 tethers the pre-integration complex (PIC) to host chromatin ready for integration. Using confocal microscopy, we have observed for the first time that CA localises to mitotic chromatin in infected cells in a p12-dependent manner...
June 15, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906263/maternal-peripartum-serum-ddt-e-and-urinary-pyrethroid-metabolite-concentrations-and-child-infections-at-2-years-in-the-vhembe-birth-cohort
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Jonathan Huang, Brenda Eskenazi, Riana Bornman, Stephen Rauch, Jonathan Chevrier
BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticides, conducted in low- and middle-income countries to control malaria, may result in high exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), its breakdown product dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), or pyrethroids. Animal studies suggest in utero exposure to these chemicals may increase childhood infection frequency. OBJECTIVES: We investigated associations between maternal DDT/E and pyrethroid metabolite concentration and child infection associations in an IRS setting in which susceptibility factors are common and infections are leading causes of child morbidity and mortality...
June 2018: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905962/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-hepatitis-c-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-among-blood-donors-of-mekelle-blood-bank-northern-ethiopia-a-three-year-retrospective-study
#20
Berhanu Degefa, Teklehaymanot Gebreeyesus, Zufan Gebremedhin, Getachew Melkamu, Atsebaha Gebrekidan, Haftamu Hailekiros, Ephrem Tsegay, Selam Niguse, Mahmud Abdulkader
Blood transfusion services are a vital and integral part of modern healthcare services. However, the risk of transfusion transmittable infections (TTI) has been a major handicap. Therefore this study was aimed at determining the prevalence of hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus among blood donors. A retrospective study was conducted to collect data about the blood donors that consecutively donated blood from October 2011 to 2014. A three-year retrospective study was conducted in Mekelle Blood Bank...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
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